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(SLAVERY & ABOLITION.) [William Lloyd Garrison, editor.] Liberty Bell, by Friends of Freedom. Frontispiece portrait of Lucretia Mott. [iii]-viii, 232 pages. 12mo, publisher's gilt pictorial cloth, a bit faded, minimal wear; minimal foxing; inscribed by the editor "For John and Elizabeth S. Preston, from their grateful and admiring friend Wm. Lloyd Garrison, New Ipswich, Jan. 20, 1844." Boston: Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Fair, 1844
Inscribed by Garrison. An annual literary compilation which was published to raise money for the anti-slavery cause from 1839 to 1853. Includes works by James Russell Lowell, Lucretia Mott, William Lloyd Garrison (his essay "No Compromise with Slavery") and 27 other poems and essays. This copy is inscribed to John Preston (1802-1867), an active abolitionist of New Ipswich, NH who joined the Liberty Party in 1844 and ran as a Free Soil candidate for Congress in 1848; and his wife Elizabeth. Garrison visited New Ipswich for a lecture in January 1844.